Cilantro Boombox - "Lluvia" (audio) (Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

2 May 2014

Austin's Cilantro Boombox are musical wanderers, exploring many genres and blending them into a totally unique sound.

Take a jazzy vibe and marry it to electronic beats and some Latin funk, horns and all, and you start to approximate Cilantro Boombox‘s sound. The group was originally founded by bassist/DJ/producer Félix Pacheco and saxophonist/flutist Joe Woullard as they collaborated in a session and then stuck together and eventually added six new members. Cilantro Boombox’s 2012 debut is available below via Spotify, but today we bring you the premiere of the B-side, “Lluvia”, of their new single “Fears Away”.
Pacheco tells us, “we feel ‘Lluvia’ packages the whole Cilantro Boombox sound in under five minutes. There’s a heavy electronic beat, a Latin-driven house rhythm, Spanglish lyrics and heavy synths and in your face horns. It has a balance of electronic and organic that we always aim for.”

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

READ the article